A Happy and Thankful Life


Late night

It is almost 4:30 in the morning. I worked a 6.5 hour day, headed home to pack and then hit the road for my almost 8 hour drive to my best friend’s house.

Tonight/this morning, I’m thankful for a great 3 hour talk. For the ability to visit her and her family for a long weekend. For a safe drive during weird traffic and weather patterns. And most of all, I’m blessed to have such an amazing person in my life.

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A choice

We have a choice. We can choose to live our lives filled with joy or with hate. To find happiness in what is good in the world or to find anger in what is wrong in the world.  To be inspired or to be in a rut. To make changes to help find our happiness or to do nothing. To take responsibility for our own happiness or to blame others for our unhappiness. We can take each day as a gift or as an entitlement. We make these choices every day.

I choose joy and hope. There are days that it isn’t easy. But it takes work. And it is worth it. It means a calmer and more peaceful me. It it is who I am inside and underneath the pain and grief. It means that I’m slowly making my way to the new old me.

What do you choose?